After listening most of the night to the guards elaborate and boast about the atrocities they had committed against the Saints, Joseph Smith stood and rebuked them, in the name of Jesus Christ, to be still or die.
Emma Smith visited Joseph in Liberty Jail.
Joseph Smith's history proclaimed the irony that he was imprisoned in a land of liberty due to his worship of God.
Joseph Smith's history records: "I sent the poor brethren in Far West, Missouri a hundred dollar bill from jail, to assist them in their distressed situation."
Joseph Smith moved his family into a small log house purchased from Hugh White.
Joseph Smith and the Saints did not hold their Sunday meetings because of rain and sickness. However, elders of the Church healed many of the sick through the power of God.
Joseph Smith's father, Joseph Smith Sr., died.
Joseph Smith married Louisa Beaman. This is the first of Joseph's plural marriages for which there is documentable evidence. Joseph B. Noble, Louisa's brother-in-law, performed the ceremony as it was dictated to him by Joseph.
Joseph Smith's brother Don Carlos died. He was twenty-five years old.
A large group of friends and relatives attended the funeral of Joseph Smith's brother Don Carlos, who was buried with military honors.
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